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National Affront

The FN can alter its name/ And dump Jean-Marie out of shame/ But isn’t it strange,/ The more racists change/ The more they remain just the same./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/11/marine-le-pen-marks-front-national-leadership-win-with-rebrand-proposal The FN can alter its nameAnd dump Jean-Marie out of shameBut isn't … Continue reading

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National Affront

The far-right contender Le Pen/ Has lost an election again,/ Most voters in France/ Rejecting the chance/ To put her in power. Amen./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/07/emmanuel-macron-wins-french-presidency-marine-le-pen The far-right contender Le PenHas lost an election again,Most voters in FranceRejecting the chanceTo put her … Continue reading

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Deja Entendu

Le Pen found the message she heard/ From Fillon, who ended up third/ So terribly nice/ She wanted it twice/ So copied his speech word for word./// http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-election-idUSKBN17Y0K0 Le Pen found the message she heardFrom Fillon who ended up thirdSo … Continue reading

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Right Turn

Another Le Pen has a chance/ Of being next leader of France;/ Fillon and Hamon/ Are backing Macron/ To head off the far-right advance./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39686993 Prompted by @ArmandDAngour on Twitter to do one on Mélenchon too, I decided this was … Continue reading

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Primary Tricolors

Republican voters in France/ Rejected the Sarkozy stance/ Of aping Le Pen/ To stop the FN/ And hold back the far-right advance./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38047046 Republican voters in FranceRejected the Sarkozy stanceOf aping Le PenTo stop the FNAnd hold back the far-right … Continue reading

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Holland Ayes

The Socialist Francois Hollande/ Won out in the premier rond/ But 2 votes in 10/   Cast for Marine Le Pen/ Has left some in a slough of despond. // http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/22/marine-le-pen-french-election?newsfeed=true

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Le Pen is Mightier than we Thought

(OK, here we go with one in French… corrections welcome, those that bugger things up by pointing out errors affecting rhyme scheme and scansion less so). Le Socialist Francois Hollande/ A gagné au premier rond/ Mais le Front National/ A … Continue reading

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Joan of Arc Still Making her Mark

France’s top heroine St Joan/Was burned at the stake all alone/Le Pen & Sarkozy/Try to make Jeanne d’Arc cosyWhy can’t they leave her alone?

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